“Burke shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller.” – Booklist. “Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre.” – Sunday Times. “A hardboiled delight.” – Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Reasons To Hate Tana French # 114: She’s Gorgeous

Given that Tana French’s debut IN THE WOODS was nominated for practically every prize going bar Inter-Stellar Time-Travelling Novel of the Year 2015, and secured a debutant Edgar in the process, you’d presume that the weight of expectations for THE LIKENESS would have turned her into a haggard witch. But lo! The vid below, courtesy of Blip TV, has the hauntingly beautiful Tana blithely chatting about IN THE WOODS, THE LIKENESS and her current work-in-progress, which features Cassie Maddox’s boss as a by-all-means-necessary rogue cop. Radiant, talented and successful – don’t know about you, but right now we’re hating Ms French here at Crime Always Pays. Sigh. Roll it there, Collette …